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Hey, i am building a new computer to play BF3, and other games like mmorpg's. With this setup i will be buying a 21.5' monitor that's 1920X1080.Also this will be my first build, got any tips?

CPU-Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Ram-CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Hard Drive-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case-NZXT Guardian 921 RB 921RB-001-BL Black SECC steel chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OD-LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Motherboard-ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Power supply-OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Any finally my graphics card. I was thinking about getting a HIS 6850 ice X turbo crossfire. Or a 6870 crossfire. But my other question is about the new 7000 series. If it comes out in Q4 then shouldn't i get the(7850) then crossfire later? I need some clarification on the 7000 series. I will be buying this for Christmas, thanks for the info!
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get the 2500k so you can OC
spring for a bigger case?
If you're gaming you probably don't need a z68 and you could go with p67 chipset
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Originally Posted by Seronx View Post
No, you should make a FX-8120 system
Don't listen to him, 2500k is much better for gaming, Bulldozer is actually worse than Phenom II for some games. Looks good besides the Power Supply, I've heard some bad things about OCZ, I'd go with Corsair/Antec/Seasonic. The 7000 series lower-end chips (7850/7870) are supposed to be coming out in December and should be better than a 6970, so I'd definitely wait and see. Also, make sure you get the black Vengeance so it'll match the Extreme3 Gen3

Edit: Hmm looks like he deleted his post lol.
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I read somewhere that the 7000 series GPUs are coming next year.
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The OCZ PSU only has 2 PCI power cables, not really ideal for multigpu systems if you plan on going that route
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get the 2500k for overclocking, the extra 10$ is definitely worth the money,and I've read issues with the ASRock extreme3 gen3 board being a little to thin and in some cases broke because of the weight of the CPU heatsink. Another OCN member recommended me this board and it seems to be a great board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317
    
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